Drake's courtside trolling at basketball games over the past month has been, objectively speaking, endearing. Putting aside whatever your feelings on Drake as an artist or a person, most of the people online criticizing his boisterous behavior are fans of the teams the Toronto Raptors have beaten (which is understandable, but also lmao), and/or the kind of white people who like five different "Blue Lives Matter" groups on Facebook.
It will be interesting to see if the courtside behavior of Golden State Warriors co-owner Mark Stevens during Game Three last night generates a Drake-level of pushback. The venture capitalist was filmed reaching over and shoving Kyle Lowry after the Raptors Captain and Charming Lad fell off the court — Lowry was not happy, Stevens was ejected from the game, and the Warriors apologized Thursday morning, saying in a statement that Stevens would not be allowed to attend any more 2019 NBA Finals games. Last night, Lowry had called for him to be banned for life.
Unfortunately for the Warriors, this presents Drake with a golden opportunity: to wear a sweatshirt with Mark Stevens' face on it. Perhaps an ironic phrase below it, too, such as "Sportsmanlike." Drake has already made light of star player Kevin Durant's absence with a Home Alone-referencing hoodie, and got a Dell Curry jersey just in time for Game One, much to the chagrin of Dell's son Steph. Drake now has the ability for a layered troll: of the Warriors, of his critics, and the broader hypocrisy of the NBA at large that asks him to tone it down but refuses to immediately discipline its most powerful members. Nothing says "man of the people" like roasting a venture capitalist, Drake!